Welcome to my new website. I am a passionate cook, writer and recipe developer who has had the great fortune to be able to put these skills to work at newspapers and magazines throughout my career. Time changes everything, however, and I now see the necessity of a website that answers the needs of people today. We will concentrate on perfectly tested recipes, travel stories, wine and restaurant reviews, and lots of how-to guides. I have a passion for books, so we will also cover cookbooks and maybe the odd novel. And, as I am fortunate to travel widely, eating out around the world is a special topic. There will be no sponsored posts; I want to be free to be honest about what I do or don’t recommend.
The website reflects my personal tastes -- in food, travel and living. My hope is that the recipes and information here intrigue and inspire you to appreciate your kitchen and mine.
Lucy Waverman is a food journalist, food editor and cookbook author. She writes a weekly food column, “Personal Chef,” which appears every Saturday in the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.
She is the Food Editor of Food & Drink magazine, initiating ideas for the magazine along with developing and testing recipes. Ms Waverman has appeared on TV and radio, including weekly guest appearances on CityLine for 12 years.
She has written many award winning cookbooks including her latest with Beppi Crosariol, The Flavour Principle, which won the gold medal at the Taste Cookbook Awards. Apart from her own books, her recipes have appeared in many cookbook collections.
Ms Waverman was honoured to be The Women Culinary Network’s 2013 Woman of the Year. She received the Gold Award in Food Media/Journalism from the Ontario Hostelry Association for her efforts in mentoring young talent and for educating the public about cooking and world cuisines.
Ms Waverman was the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence at Stratford Chef School in 2014 teaching media and recipe development.
Her volunteer activities include five years on the board of Second Harvest. She chaired the Julia Child Cookbook Awards (now known as the IACP Cookbook Awards) and was a board member at the International Culinary Association. Recently she was on the Board of The Necessary Angel Theatre Company and now has joined the Advisory Board of the Devour Film and Food Festival.
Her background includes an Advanced Certificate from the Cordon Bleu in London, an Ontario Teachers' Certificate and a degree in journalism. She previously owned and directed The Cooking School, a Toronto school devoted to the teaching of good cooking.
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